Posted on 6th December 2016
Safer Neighbourhood officers are looking for local residents who would like to be part of the Crowdecote Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Neighbourhood Watch aims to bring together the community and encourage people to take steps to prevent crime in their neighbourhood.
The scheme sees the police, local authorities and, above all, individuals and families working together to help make neighbourhoods better places to live.
Households involved in Neighbourhood Watch will help to share crime prevention advice with their neighbourhoods to boost security, and can also display window stickers and street signs as a deterrent to thieves.
PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Stanton, Youlgreave, and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Neighbourhood Watch groups can be the eyes and ears of our communities. Setting up a scheme in your area can help to both reduce and prevent crime, while helping people in the community feel safer in their homes.
“As well as helping the police to target crime and keep neighbourhoods safe, a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can help foster a community spirit.
“Please get in touch if it’s something you would be interested in setting up in your neighbourhood.”
Mick, a local Crowdecote resident, will be taking on the role of co-ordinator for the Neighbourhood Watch group. If you are interested in supporting the scheme please contact Mick on 01298 83618.
If you would like to set up a Neighbourhood Watch or would like more information on how to get involved, contact PCSO Anthony Boswell on 101, or send him a message using the Contact US section of our website here